He studied the play under his father and later enrolled the private school of Kansetsu Onishi, to make his stage debut (1902). Later, he joined the private institution of Kiyoyasu Kanze at Tokyo (1906).
He has been active on the stage both at Osaka and Tokyo. After World War II has come to be regarded as leader of the Kansai Kanzeryii. He was director of Osaka Noh Players' Association.